There are a number of places in NYC for the alternative scene. Have a look on line for:
(151 West 46th Street,just East of Broadway.) 212-563-6269 (www.thetanknyc.org)
This no holds barred space sponsors spoken word, drama, music, public policy discussions, electronic "bent" festivals, and anything else you can name. Prices are cheap and the crowd is young and hip.
(2537 Broadway at West 95th Street ) - 212-864-5400 (www.symphonyspace.org)
Symphony Space fosters artistically and culturally diverse performing arts, literary, and film programs that bring artists and audiences together in an atmosphere of exploration and intimacy.
STUDENT DISCOUNT Many of the events are free. Please check the web site for a complete list of events, times and ticketing information.
HERE ARTS CENTER
(145 6th Ave. bet. Dominick & Spring) 212-352-3101 (www.here.org )
This multi theater, well established experimental theater and performance art company produces and sponsors some of the most cutting edge (and sometimes wonderful/ sometimes awful) performances you can hope to discover.
(161 Chrystie St. bet. Delancey & Rivington) 212-219-0736 (dixonplace.org)
The most far-out of the far-out in performance art and experiment. Recent show: "A multimedia, collectively devised miniworks which use animals as symbols of our most primal instincts." Need we say more?
PERFORMANCE SPACE 122 (PS 122)
(150 First Avenue at East 9th St) 212-352-3101 (PS122.com)
This alternative performance art space does a wide variety of "New Theater" events. Call for information.